R Ashwin has said that he will try to attempt “something new” during the upcoming Champions Trophy in the UK. Having missed the hectic IPL season due to a sports hernia injury he suffered in the Test series against England, the offie is raring to get started for the National team again.
After an incredible home season where he claimed an astonishing 79 wickets in 13 matches, the TN spinner was ruled out of the
"I might be able to throw something new in this tournament (Champions Trophy), hopefully. I am equipped enough to do so. The two warm-up games (vs New Zealand, vs Bangladesh) will give me an indication on how well I go in the tournament," Ashwin told PTI.
"It depends on how well my variations will come to fore, so just hoping that these practice matches can be put to good use and I bring something in new to the table and give something new to the team."
Ashwin has always been a player who has reinvented himself time and again to remain one of the most threatening bowlers in the Indian side. The
"There have been
"It's been going through my head and I have been working on
"I feel you have to be prepaid for any challenge thrown at you and I generally expect placid wickets and that's the way I prepare for limited overs format. As far pressure is concerned, it is about handling one game at a time, as you build up to every game, you start becoming a favorite."
As India attempt to become the first team in history to defend its Champions Trophy crown all eyes will be on Ashwin who has had almost a couple of months off in order to prepare for the tournament.
"Honestly feels surreal right now as I had a month and
When asked about his opinion on the IPL and how exhausting it is for Indian players, he replied, "IPL has only done